Whether you're with friends and family or hosting a dinner party, setting the table is the first step toward a successful meal. These meals are often a way to reconnect and reset in our hectic lives. So don't overwhelm your table with too many trays and plates -- the perfect piece of tableware adds just enough elegance. We've combed through the pages of Etsy's endless options and selected a handful of key vintage items everyone should have in their arsenal.
As the resident pastry chef at Food52, Rachel hails all the way from Northern California, where she was born and raised off fresh produce from the local farmers market. After graduating from Occidental College, she headed to New York to start her career in publishing. After five years in the magazine biz -- Martha Stewart and Architectural Digest included -- she decided it was time to start living the dream and enrolled in the pastry program at the French Culinary Institute. These days she can be found whipping up edible creations for the Provisions product pages or tracking down the new and unique for the next collection. She currently lives in Westchester with her husband and her dog Samantha.